CSNA Meeting Minutes

Next meeting:

Our Annual meeting:

April 27th NVCC 3:30-5 p.m. Tech Dining Hall Hall 531 -all welcome!

 

March 2013

The Connecticut Student Nurses Association

General Membership Monthly Meeting Minutes

March 26th, 2013 5:30 p.m. Naugatuck Valley Community College

Unapproved Minutes

Agenda:

1. Call to Order: 5:56 pm

2. Roll Call

3. Approval of Minutes By Sarah McDermott

Seconded by Taryn Van Rensburg

4. Report of the Co-Presidents

  • None Submitted

5. Report of Treasurer

  • Treasurer’s Report is attached to meeting minutes.
  • February to February dues collected will be figured after Sara receives next check.

6. Committee Reports

  • Resolution Committee hopes to work on resolution for next year
    • Will be slated to CT caucus to see if others are interested in working on resolution for next year

7. Old Business

  • Pharm Made Easy Day Meeting
    • Resolutions will be voted and adopted or disproved through physical form and on a slideshow
    • Social Media Policy will be reviewed and approved
    • *Mollie brought the national council of state boards policy and sarah mcdermott brought the NSNA social media policy. Discussion about adapting the NSNA policy and forming our own. To be typed up and handed out at the Annual Meeting.
    • Election sign ups will take place
    • Reviewed Roberts Rules to discuss incorporating them into our meetings and approval at April Meeting
    • State Caucus Meeting
      • Kim Foito will do short presentation on delegation
      • CLN Mock Interview Schedule set; available in spring for students to utilize.
        • Call Michelle at CNA and ask for availability of mock interviews
          • Can set up a date and they come to the university and have interviews through a time period.
          • On website & on Facebook- bring to programs and remind about the advantages of this.
          • Pharmacology Made Easy & Fluid and Electrolytes has been set:
            • Saturday, April 27th, 2013, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
              • Flyers sent out and registration has begun
                • Proposed we then hold annual meeting from 3-5 and opportunity to review year , plans for the year, those who want to run
                • Proposed by Mellissa LaParre to provide a stipend of $100 at NSNA Conference in Charlotte, NC, to recognize the efforts of the board for their work throughout their year.
                  • Proposed by Mellissa LaParre, Seconded by Sarah McDermott, all in agreement.
                  • Constituency status at national
                    • Form to submit & bylaws per Cathy from NSNA
                      • Kathy Murphy will email to secure before NSNA conference

New Business

  • Table will be donated by NSNA to have ribbons sold for donations- need to have write up for our pupose to submit to NSNA officials
    • Mellissa has been in contact with them, they are very interested and helpful to promote our cause and will place an article in newsletter when we provide them with information
    • Mollie created a “sign” to put at the table
    • Statement will be written “We all have been affected in some way by the Sandy Hook School Tragedy. As future healthcare providers we, the Connecticut Student Nurses’ Association (CSNA), wanted to show our support to others in the nursing profession and provide funds for the Sandy Hook school nurse for caring and nurturing the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School. The CSNA have assembled Green & White Ribbons in honor of the Elementary School Colors. Please show your support for this initiative, wear a Green & White ribbon, and consider making a donation that will be presented to the Sandy Hook Elementary School Health Office. For those unable to donate, please consider writing a “Nurse to Nurse” note to convey your sentiments. Look for the CSNA table in the Exhibit Hall starting Thursday at 11:15am until Saturday at 12pm.”
    • Professor Foito proposed a Lock Box to keep the money and a slip of paper for a Nurse to Nurse note that will be given to the School Nurse
    • Make Ribbons to bring to National- perhaps have a sign on table when we will be there for people to purchase them throughout the week- not mandatory that we are always at the table
    • Sara proposes $100 for supplies to create the ribbon and will allow for reimbursement. Sarah McDermott seconds the proposal.
    • Paper will need to be purchased. Sara will bring moneybox home.
    • UCONN CSNA recruitment session
    • CSNA banner will be at the Table.
    • Closing the gap on collaborating with fellow nursing organization
    • Taryn will make a flyer for the Annual meeting to promote better attendance.
    • Sarah McDermott will be speaking at the Caucus meeting in NC on behalf of CSNA.
    • Kim Foito proposes to help advisors and future officers to do a self evaluation and evaluation of eachother. The advisors made up the evaluation forms for self and peers. There will be a follow up meeting to go over the evaluation results. They will be passed out at this meeting and collected ASAP.
    • Sara will write out 3 checks for the stipends.
    • Mock interviews are almost done. It is for seniors, so promote this to the schools. Call CAN now
    • Linda received an email from the special Olympics and is going to set up a training date for our people who are volunteering.

10. Date, time and place of April meeting:

Saturday, April 27th following Pharm Made Easy @ NVCC          

11. Announcements

  • CSNA T-shirts Available
    • Order form available- can order in groups and will be delivered at monthly meeting
    • Cost is $23
    • Scholarships are currently posted and available on the CSNA website through the Connecticut Nurses Foundation, many are available.
    • Western Connecticut State University would like to host a meeting!
      • WCSU would prefer a meeting next year! Sarah McDermott will be in contact with the Co Vice President.

12. Adjournment at

13. Notes Submitted by

Approved by:

 

February 2013

The Connecticut Student Nurses Association

General Membership Monthly Meeting Minutes

February 25th, 2013 7:30 p.m. Gateway Community College

Unapproved Minutes

Agenda:

1. Call to Order:

6:04 p.m. Mollie Carbo

2. Roll Call

Mellissa LaParre- Secretary- Sacred Heart University

Sarah McDermott-Vice President- Sacred Heart University

Kim Foito- Advisor – Sacred Heart University

Taryn Van Rensburg- Vice President NVCC

Tamara Vasquez- GCC

Joy Vars – GCC

Barbara McFarland- GCC

Mollie Carbo- President- SCSU

Erica Gaudio SCSU

Kathy Murphy- Advisor- NVCC
Kim Sander- GCC

Sara Formeister- Treasure- NCCC

Tracie D’Angelo- NCCC

Jayne Goodrich-Mednick – NCCC

3. Approval of Minutes

  • Approval of January Monthly Minutes – Sara Formeister

4. Report of the Co-Presidents

  • None Submitted

5. Report of Treasurer

  • Treasurer’s Report is attached to meeting minutes.
  • February to February dues collected will be figured after Sara receives next check.

6. Committee Reports

  • Resolution Committee hopes to work on it and bring a near finished copy to the NY leadership convention and have it reviewed.
  • Bring up at CT caucus to see if others are interested in working on resolution for next year

7. Old Business

  • Review and Approve Social Media Policy
    • Look at NSNA social media policy- review for March
    • CLN Mock Interview Schedule set; available in spring for students to utilize.
      • Call Michelle at CNA and ask for availability of mock interviews
        • Can set up a date and they come to the university and have interviews through a time period.
        • On website & on Facebook- bring to programs and remind about the advantages of this.
        • A write-up with photos of Guatemala trip needs to be submitted to Mollie for website
          • Mellissa will try and complete this for February meeting.
          • Pharmacology Made Easy & Fluid and Electrolytes has been set:
            • Saturday, April 27th, 2013, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
              • Walk in door price is $3,000 from treasury & $60 dollars per person
                • Mellissa LaParre motioned to spend $3,000 from treasury and to charge $60 per member and $65 per non-member for Pharmacology Made Easy day; Seconded by Sara Formeister; all are in favor & passed.
                • Held in Technology Hall- food will be provided- holds approx 85
                • Flyer is set & will be distributed this week to members to distribute to schools- through CLN.
                  • Proposed we then hold annual meeting from 3-5 and opportunity to review year , plans for the year, those who want to run
                  • Proposed by Mellissa LaParre to provide a stipend of $100 at NSNA Conference in Charlotte, NC, to recognize the efforts of the board for their work throughout their year.
                    • Proposed by Mellissa LaParre, Seconded by Sarah McDermott, all in agreement.

New Business

  • Decision to not have table based on our member count- will bring order forms to the caucus meeting hoping to be planned for Thursday.
    • Wear Newtown Ribbons for conference- possibly partnering with Connecticut schools to sell them for the school nurse at Newtown.
    • Any proposals for by-law changes should be submitted in writing by the February meeting.
      • Description of what is proposed to be changed and a handout- will be a computer to present these things and then discuss them.
      • Social Media Policy will be planned to be approved at April meeting
      • Kim Foito will do a short presentation on delegation
        • Prof. Foito will discuss this at CT caucus meeting at NSNA Conference
        • Review of Robert’s Rule’s
          • Formal way to guide how things are voted/proposed/discussed during our meetings
          • NSNA requests this to be done
          • Discussion that this be added to the bylaws by explaining that the CSNA will be moving toward utilizing this at future meetings- a proposal will need to be set up for the April Meeting to adapt to by-laws
          • Proposal of having a scholarship in CSNA name for active members
            • Possible Essay Question: How do you see CSNA in five years and how do you plan to get the organization there?
            • Look at CFA scholarships and formulate template for essay for next year
            • Discussion of the scholarship: Money being used toward events that benefit the mass vs. the individual e.g. the Pharm. Made Easy
            • April Elections- discussion at meeting following Event on April 27th, 2013.
            • Constituency status at national
              • Form to submit & bylaws per Cathy from NSNA
              • Kathy Murphy will email to secure before NSNA conference

10. Date, time and place of March meeting:

Tuesday March 19th @ 5:30-7:30 NVCC

11. Announcements

  • CSNA T-shirts Available
    • Order form available- can order in groups and will be delivered at monthly meeting
    • Cost is $23
    • Special Olympic Winter Games Dates & Locations have been set – THIS WEEKEND!
      • March 2nd and 3rd- flyer will be posted to Face Book Page & CSNA Website
      • Scholarships are currently posted and available on the CSNA website through the Connecticut Nurses Foundation, many are available.
      • Western Connecticut State University would like to host a meeting!
        • May meeting date?

12. Adjournment at

9:35 – Mollie Carbo

13. Notes Submitted by:

Approved by:

 

 

January 2013

The Connecticut Student Nurses Association

General Membership Monthly Meeting Minutes

January 15th, 2013 5:30 pm- 7:30pm NVCC

APPROVED MINUTES

Agenda:

1. Call to Order:

Kathy Murphy at 5:20 p.m.

2. Roll Call

Taryn Van Rensburg- Co-Vice President- NVCC

Mellissa LaParre- Secretary- SHU

Kathy Murphy- Advisor- NVCC

Gina Vierra- NVCC

Brooke Schilke- NVCC

Linda Ladden- NVCC

3. Approval of Minutes

  • Approval of December BOD Minutes

4. Report of the Co-Presidents

  • None Submitted

5. Report of Treasurer

  • See Attached Treasurer eport for January 2013 Deposits and Report.
  • Sara will report from February to February on the dues we have collected over the year as an organization.

6. Committee Reports

  • The submission date will be passed by the date of the next meeting & CSNA has not reviewed as a whole; will follow up with Nicole to see if she had submitted one on her behalf.

7. Old Business

  • CSNA T-shirts Available
    • Order form available- can order in groups and will be delivered at monthly meeting
    • Cost is $23
    • Review and Approve Social Media Policy
      • Tabled until more officer’s present.
      • CLN Mock Interview Schedule set; available in spring for students to utilize.
        • Will put contact info in when hear back from Kathy Murphy
        • A write-up with photos of Guatemala trip needs to be submitted to Mollie for website
          • Will be done in January after beginning of semester.

9. New Business

  • Table at NSNA is dependent upon who is attending conference and the ability to staff the table.
    • Plan is to have caucus at conference on Thursday instead to recruit once again
    • Pharmacology Made Easy & Fluid and Electrolytes
      • Saturday, April 27th, 2013, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
        • Walk in door price is $3,000 from treasury & $60 dollars per person
          • Mellissa LaParre motioned to spend $3,000 from treasury and to charge $60 per member and $65 per non member for Pharmacology Made Easy day; Seconded by Sara Formeister; all are in favor & passed.
          • Held in NVCC Amphitheater with capacity of 88 for event
          • Kathy will contact Marcia that we are a go & registration will begin immediately- spread the word!
  • Proposed we then hold annual meeting from 3-5 and opportunity to review year , plans for the year, those who want to run for election, & elections will be held after that date.
  • Any proposals for by-law changes should be submitted in writing by the February meeting.
  • Kim Foito will do a short presentation on delegation
    •  Tabled until the next meeting due to Kim absence r/t illness.
    • Review of Robert’s Rule’s was requested
      •  Tabled until next monthly meeting.
      • Proposed by Mellissa LaParre to provide a stipend of $100 for food at NSNA Conference in Charlotte, NC, to recognize the efforts of the board for their work throughout their year.
        • Seconded by Linda Ladden
          • Left up for discussion and final vote to be made in February.
          • Special Olympic Winter Games Dates & Locations have been set
            • March 2nd and 3rd- flyer will be posted to Face Book Page & CSNA Website
            • Scholarships are currently posted and available on the CSNA website through the Connecticut Nurses Foundation, many are available.
            • Proposal of having a scholarship in CSNA name for active members
              • Possible Essay Question: How do you see CSNA in five years and how do you plan to get the organization there?
              • Look at CFA scholarships and formulate template for essay for this or next year
                • Further discussion at February Meeting

10. Date, time and place of February meeting:

The meeting will be determined by Taryn Van Rensburg- Monday is preferred date- will be posted ASAP

            Gateway Community College-   

11. Announcements

12. Adjournment at

6:37 p.m.

Mellissa M. LaParre

13. Notes Submitted by:

Secretary: Mellissa M LaParre

Approved by:

Sara Formeister

 

 

December BOD meeting-no general membership meeting

November 2012-no meeting

October 2012

Agenda:

 

1. Call to Order

5:47 p.m. Kathy Murphy

 

2. Roll Call

Nicole Guglielmo

Sarah Mcdermott

Mellissa LaParre

Sara Formeister

Kathy Murphy

Tracie D’Angelo

Brooke Schilke

Kimberly Foito

 

3. Approval of Minutes

  • Approval of September Minutes

4. Report of the Co-Presidents

  • None Submitted

5. Report of Treasurer

  • Treasurer’s Report- Reimbursement of money to Molly
  • No changes in statements except reimbursement of money to Sacred Heart University Student Nurses Association in September of  $99.35

6. Committee Reports

  • Operation Christmas Child drop off- school chapters bring to their local drop off
    • Www.Samaritanspurse.org 
      • Has list of local locations(usually Methodist churches that are collecting the donations around the state)
      • Plug in zip code or 800 number
  • Looking for more shoe boxes
    • Local shoe stores
    • Copy centers for paper boxes
  • If donate to local church- write from CSNA

7. Old Business

  • CSNA T-shirts Available
    • Order form available- can order in groups and will be delivered at monthly meeting
    • Cost is $23- only cost of t-shirt, no profit margin
    • Kathryn Fenchak from Special Olympics came to speak at September meeting.  Great opportunities-
      • Empowering through sports in volunteer- Sign up to participate in bowling in November in Milford, CT
      • End the “R” word campaign
      • Healthy Athletes progress
      • Discussed effort to pass down to sophomores present from 4-year University to help establish and create annual recurring events.
        • Those chair person the events create 3 or 4 detailed pages on leading up to the day and when to begin organizing to establish

9. New Business

  • Reviewed past meeting information
    • Great success at last meeting with recruiting peoples
    • The guest speaker (Kathryn Fenchak) at the last meeting was a huge success.
      • Sign up for the bowling event in Milford.
      • Signup sheet on facebook,
      • Discuss Fundraising opportunities with badges & reels
        • Discuss different websites
        • Ideal prices we would look for
          • Nicole said average was $10
          • How many people can we target with this price?
            • Difficult because some of these items are also given away at major events.
      • Suggest the idea of passing around the flyers – e blasting the flyers to our own organizations and getting a sense of how people feel.
  • Any suggestions for other fundraising opportunities?
    • Suggestions we test out how the t-shirts work before we take on more endeavors
  • Use some kind of gift basket or gift bag at a table at NSNA and use raffle tickets, draw names on the last day, and have the people pick their prize up.
    • Also suggested to do this at CLN day to draw people to the organization.
    • Does cost money to rent a table at NSNA (approx $25 for a table)
      • Remember to reserve the table.
      • Use this opportunity to fundraise for different organizations
        • Guatemala for Sacred Heart University; Bawa Health Initiative.
  • Discussion of making a poster for the organization and individual schools’.
    • Makeasign.com
    • Kathy will create a banner that represents CSNA with the logo from the t-shirts and send out to everyone to confirm it is accepted.
      • Brooke will email her the logo.
      • CLN Day Table
        • Sarah thinks we should do a basket at CLN day
          • Ticket for basket is name phone number and email address- fold it in half and drop in basket.
  • Suggested to just put a mock “shoe box” for Operation Christmas Child on table and can have donations to be used toward shoebox
    • Models what we are trying to convey as an organization.
    • Try to set up a rotating schedule with two people at the table, but nobody stuck at the table.
    • Have a signup sheet at the table to have them write their names and emails down
      • Ask them to write their names clearly; huge opportunity to get updated information from everyone.
      • Nicole will send email to recruit for help from other members to staff the table.
        • Split up by school chapters by the hours and rotate through
        • Banner will be done soon so can be prepared for table at CLN day
      • Also will try to organize a small presentation of the Special Olympics information to show what the organization is involved in as well.
      • Discuss Mid-Year Conference
        • Sacred Heart University students attending are there any specific topics the organization is interesting in hearing about? Many leadership seminars at this conference.
        • Our first experience at a midyear conference- see how fundraising is done at these conferences and the types of items are used for fundraising.
          • Report on the conference as a whole and its value to our organization.
  • Nicole is looking to see if Sarah Mcdermott and Mellissa LaParre can fill in for the co-presidents at the meeting that is hosted at conference for state presidents.

 

  • Operation Christmas Child- can watch the video & set date to organize/wrap gifts?
    • See committee reports for full update.
    • Discussion of hosting seminars:
      • No advancements on Pharm Made Easy Day yet until other events have finished.
        • Should have update in the near future from Marcia from CLN.
  • Suggested by Kathy that our focus is on one item at a time and ensure success rather than stretch out.
    • Previously an environmental conference was proposed.
    • Complete this particular day and then move on to other events.
  • Discussed that the focus should now be advertising once details are finalized and find where the target should be within the different nursing schools and classes.
    • Discussion of staggering prices for members/nonmembers
      • Also will be determined as price is finalized and can be negotiated.
  • Pharmacology day would be an option also for individual schools to sell their own property.
    • Possibly a silent auction
      • “Study baskets”; each school donates a basket of items; each school makes a themed basket for raffle.
      • Kathy met a man at NLN- new stethoscope company
        • They would be willing to sponsor our statewide event.
        • Opportunity to explore here.
        • Create Tab on the website for charitable organizations that we support
          • Sara Formeister made motion to support donating money to Guatemala mission trips for Sacred Heart Universty; Sara McDermott seconded it, all support and accepted
            • Kim Foito will get more information on what is necessary and needed and what particular area should be supported by CSNA
  • Send information about Guatemala and the plan in place for the table to imprint for publishing and preparation for the other schools.
    • Mellissa will look into this within the school organization to create an article for use.
  • Information will be sent to Mollie for upload to website- a write up and photos of the work done in Guatemala

 

10. Date, time and place of November meeting:

            November meeting at SCSU

Also BOD meeting scheduled for December 5, 2012 at NVCC

11. Announcements

            Winners of polar plunge and relay for life, NWCC & NVCC will have donations to the respective charities won by the treasurer this week.

 

12. Adjournment at

7:30 p.m.

 

13. Notes Submitted by:

Secretary: Mellissa M LaParre

Approved by:

 

September 2012

Agenda:

 

1. Call to Order

5:55 pm- Sarah McDermott

 

2. Roll Call

Co-VP- Sarah McDermott

Treasurer- Sara Formeister

Secretary- Mellissa LaParre

Advisor Kimberly Foito

General Members:

Linda Ladden- NVCC

Jerrica Rodriguez – SHU

Shauna Favazzo- SHU

Alana Gonzalez – SHU

Emily Ganem- SHU

Christina Sepe – SHU

Caitlyn Egan- SHU

Ashley Lapolla- SHU

Grace Gillette- SHU

Madison Curry – SHU

Cassandra Nuovo- SHU

 

3. Approval of Minutes

  • Approval of August Minutes

4. Report of the Co-Presidents

  • None Submitted

5. Report of Treasurer

  • Treasurer’s Report- Reimbursement of money to Molly

6. Committee Reports

  • Special Olympics- Guest Speaker

7. Old Business

  • Review for new members of previously discussed topics over the summer, briefly touching various events and organizations we are becoming involved with, orienting to the organization.
  • Meetings
    • Rotating location to accommodate
    • Emailing meeting minutes to members
    • CSNA Logo
      • Forms created for shirt order form, with examples of shirts, $17 for white; $23
      • Motion made by Mellissa LaParre to accept final design of t-shirt for CSNA logo and design; Seconded by Sara Formeister; Agreement from attendance.
        • Question if 2x or 3x available and if higher price will be attenuated.  As well as where to mail forms; also add cash or check only to order form.
        • Linda Ladden will chair committee for special Olympics work; November winter games volunteering and health promotion day in June; as well as possible winter events.  Special Olympics speaker Kathryn Fenchiak hopes to speak at September meeting hosted at Sacred Heart University.  Information will be put on website with link so interested volunteers can sign up.
          • Linda Ladden also brought copies of information regarding Operation Christmas Child-what is to be included in the boxes, how to wrap and deliver them and the purpose of the organization, who it helps etc.  Linda brought a sample shoe box of what to put in, sample items are wonderful for the box.
          • Advisor Kathy Murphy-
            • Mock Interviews
            • Student Day
            • Possible CSNA meeting
            • Garnering info regarding chapters
            • Recruitment
            • Pharmacology Made Easy- update from CLN partnership

 

9. New Business

  • Representative from Special Olympics to speak  – Kathryn Fenchiak
    • Discussion of mission
    • Handouts for volunteer registration form for November  & Fact Sheet about Special Olympics
      • End the “R” word
        • Pledge on the website not to say the word anymore
        • Empowering through sports in volunteer – November 17th and 18th
          • to begin a one on one relationship with the athletes
          • Possibly Healthy Athletes in Summer Games
          • HEALTH PROMOTION-Starting this program from the ground up
            • Has never been run under Kathryn- need some sort of guidance from another state
            • If there were more volunteers it could be even more succesful
            • Basic activities- BMI; how to eat healthy, how to apply sunscreen, smoking cessation, hydration, exercise, and nutrition counseling.
              • BP screening, glucose screening, cholesterol screening suggested by Kim Foito- need to investigate due to the invasiveness of fingerstick testing.
              • For health – can look into funding with Kathryn to expand the material for the health promotion, and there are networks to find information through those sources.
              • Incredible opportunity to get Nursing students involved in
              • Win-win situation, what we get out of it & what they get out of it
              • Most physicians do not take time to do these things with participants
              • Held at SCSU
              • SCSU hosting Breast Cancer Walk on October 14th
                • Lighthouse Point in New Haven
                • Linda brought promotional materials for Operation Christmas Child
                  • Disperse promotional materials, DVD for information about Operation Christmas Child to be shown at next meeting
                  • Send sheets to Mollie for posting on the site.
                  • Usually second week of November- boxes are due ( can use Tupperware container- multifunctional)
                    • Ask Mollie to post on FaceBook a post about Operation Christmas Child
                    • Sara will hand out at CLN Day
                    • Discussed effort to pass down to sophomores present from 4 year university to help establish and create annual recurring events.
                      • Those chair person the events create 3 or 4 detailed pages on leading up to the day and when to begin organizing to establish.

 

10. Date, time and place of October meeting:

 

NVCC- talk to Kathy & members from NVCC to establish date.

 

11. Announcements

 

12. Adjournment at

Sarah McDermott – 6:55 p.m.

 

13. Notes Submitted by:

 

Approved by:

 

 

August 2012

Agenda:

 

1. Call to Order

Called to Order by Kathy Murphy at 6:02 p.m.

Seconded by Sara Formeister

 

2. Roll Call

Co-VP Taryn Van Rensburg- NVCC

CO-VP Sarah McDermott- SHU

Secretary- Mellissa LaParre- SHU

Treasurer- Sara Formeister- NCCC

Advisor- Kathy Murphy- NVCC

General Members-

Linda Ladden- NVCC

Connie Hotchkiss- NCCC

Laura Ferrall- NCCC

Jaime Centrella- NCCC

Kim Shreders- NCCC

Tracie D’Angelo- NCCC

Jayne Godrich Mednicll- NCCC

Brooke Schilke- NVCC

 

3. Approval of Minutes

  • Approval of July General Member Minutes
  • Approval of August

4. Report of the Co-Presidents

  • None Submitted

5. Report of Treasurer

  • Savings, 10,486.06
  • Checking 16,896.83 reflects Deposit of 360.00 (260.00 NSNA dues and 100.00 NSNA award from national conference)
  • Discussion regarding moving money into higher interest rate account.
  • Current interest rate .02%
  • Other rates available .10%, a 13 month CD would yield .45%
  • Discussion tabled until decision regarding Pharmacology Made Easy Costs

6. Committee Reports

  • None Submitted

7. Old Business

  • Review for new members of previously discussed topics over the summer, briefly touching various events and organizations we are becoming involved with, orienting to the organization.
  • Meetings
    • Rotating location to accommodate
    • Emailing meeting minutes to members
    • CSNA Logo
      • Review submitted designs

ü  One entry submitted by Co-President Nicole Guglielmo.  Membership reviewed design and suggested changes.

  • Choose final design, color, and style of CSNA t-shirt.  Logo presented in July, black/white are $14, color $16. Looking into v-neck and color of shirt, or white. Will have them placed on a few types of colored shirts and v-neck. Will be presented at next meeting with order form. Publicized on email blast and Face Book page.
    • Brooke Schilke has contact information for a graphic design and apparel company who can make suggested changes to logo as well as quote prices.  Will have those available next meeting.
    • Community/International Service
      • Linda provided information on Special Olympics Nursing involvement with Health Initiative for contestants & Operation Christmas Child involvement- information sheets available for those who were not present at July Meeting

 

  • Also, need to follow up with Penguin Plunge and Relay for Life participation and which program did most to cut checks to programs.  Last call type of post on Face Book.

 

  • CLN Leadership Day- Peer Recognition Award & recruitment opportunity

 

9. New Business

  • Linda Ladden will chair committee for Special Olympics work; November winter games volunteering and health promotion day in June; as well as possible winter events.  Special Olympics speaker Kathryn Fenchiak hopes to speak at September meeting hosted at Sacred Heart University.  Information will be put on website with link so interested volunteers can sign up.
  • Linda Ladden also brought copies of information regarding Operation Christmas Child-what is to be included in the boxes, how to wrap and deliver them and the purpose of the organization, who it helps etc.  Linda brought a sample shoebox of what to put in, sample items are wonderful for the box.
  • Forms created for shirt order form, with examples of shirts, $17 for white; $23
    • Motion made by Mellissa LaParre to accept final design of t-shirt for CSNA logo and design; Seconded by Sara Formeister; Agreement from attendance.
      • Question if 2x or 3x available and if higher price will be attenuated.  As well as where to mail forms; also add cash or check only to order form.
      • Advisor Kathy Murphy-
        • Pharmacology Made Easy
          • Motion made to accept plan for Marcia Proto of CLN to propose program in Ct with Pharmacology Company.
          • Program dates at this point-April 20th or 27th 2013.
          • Preliminary discussion with Marcia by Kathy Murphy: The speaker costs should be in the 2,000-3,000 range, plus travel costs.
          • This is a ‘test’ of interest-we have to put this money up front and recoup fund with registration fees.
          • Registration fees could be low (i.e. $25./student) and take a loss-but provide a service to members.
          • NVCC-can hold program (free). Site secured for both dates with capacity of 100 students.
          • Members are urged to find possible sites at their schools. Below is the information needed.
          • Site must have desks
          • Parking available
          • Capacity
          • Cost for use
          • Contact info will be given to Marcia-hopefully report update at next meeting.
  • CLN Student Day
    • CLN has offered a vendor booth for CSNA to have an informational booth-we can offer membership applications, information on programs and activities.
    • There needs to be at least 2 people staff the booth during the vendor times.
    • People need to take turns during these sessions so that everyone has a chance to visit the vendors.
    • Signup sheets will be at the next meeting.
  • Book Drive
    • There is a community center in Hartford that has many programs to assist recent immigrants to the Htfd area-many from the Caribbean area.
    • They would love any books to offer the clients, one of their efforts is to improve literacy.
    • This can lend itself to a ‘gently used’ book drive at your program.
    • Please contact Kathy Murphy info@ctstudentnurses.org if interested.
  • Mock Interviews
    • Ongoing project. It is anticipated that the appointments will books quickly as we get closer to the end of the semester.
    • If you are interested in a Mock Interview-contact the Connecticut Nurses Association.
    • Check out the website for more information.
  • Miles for Moe Foundation
    • Event 9/23 Bike and Walk event  

 

 

10. Date, time and place of September meeting

  • Sacred Heart University September 26th, 530-730 pm

11. Announcements

 

12. Adjournment at

7:40 p.m. Kathy Murphy

 

13. Notes Submitted by:

 

July 2012

The Connecticut Student Nurses Association

General Membership Monthly Meeting Minutes

July 24, 2012 1:00 pm- 3:00pm NVCC E633

 

Agenda:

Co-President Nicole Guglielmo Presiding

1. Call to Order

Nicole Guglielmo at 1:09 p.m.

2. Roll Call

President- Nicole Guglielmo

Secretary- Mellissa LaParre

Advisor- Kathy Murphy

General Member- Brooke Schilke

Linda Ladden

 

 

3. Approval of Minutes

ü  Tabled for next meeting

4. Report of the Co-Presidents

  • No alcohol policy seen yet regarding scavenger hunt; but will continue to verify.

 

5. Report of Treasurer

  • Treasurer’s Report- Sara resubmitted monthly report. Will reimburse money to Molly.

6. Committee Reports

  • Resolution- Linda has sent out information to various LGBT sites; has report for UK as template for overturning. French have also overturned ban, and is gathering that information currently. Support from DR for overturning; that ban does not eliminate other high risk factors. Currently formulating a postulate for everyone to get tested for AIDs, removing the stigma from testing.  Proof & research make argument stronger and valid.

7. Convention Report

  • Membership willing to form committee?
    • Suggested add an extra hour to a monthly meeting to have a speaker
    • Start planning meetings for fall and book speakers now.
    • Strategize for what people’s needs are.
      • Speaker on resolution committee

ü  Discussed potential topics such as an RN specialized in an area to speak, and NSNA field visit.

  • Personally invite individual school chapters

ü  Discussed how writing a letter or calling school presidents/contacts personally may generate more interest and sense of belonging.  Membership in agreement.

8. Old Business

  • Meetings
    • Rotating location to accommodate
    • Emailing meeting minutes to members
    • CSNA Logo
      • Review submitted designs

ü  One entry submitted by Co-President Nicole Guglielmo.  Membership reviewed design and suggested changes.

  • Choose final design, color, and style of CSNA t-shirt.  Logo presented in July, black/white are $14, color $16. Looking into v-neck and color of shirt, or white. Will have them placed on a few types of colored shirts and v-neck. Will be presented at next meeting with order form. Publicized on email blast and Face Book page.

ü  Brooke Schilke has contact information for a graphic design and apparel company who can make suggested changes to logo as well as quote prices.  Will have those available next meeting.

  • School Representatives
    • Link for communication to school/local chapters

ü  Discussed obtaining contact information for each school and their NSNA chapter level BOD.  Would like to have one member from each school present at each meeting to disseminate information to their school/chapter.  If unable to attend would like contact information to email meeting minutes or any correspondence.

  • State Fundraising
    • Pura Vida; not much interest

ü  Shirts/Pens Tabled- dependant on logo.

  • Pens
  • VP Taryn Van-Rensburg:“Scavenger Hunt”- found foundation to work with- Taryn will elaborate at meeting
  • Professional Enrichment
    • Mock Interviews to be held at CLN in Meriden

ü  Members interested in event.  Vote tabled until more information provided about dates and times. Contact person is Leo Lebel  President CNA, via Advisor Murphy. Guidelines and questions have been accepted by CNA.  Has a list of contacts and dates going to begin promotion soon.  Believed to be bigger audience in Spring so -attempting to create a liaison.

  • Community/International Service
    • CSNA Relay for Life

ü  Members interested.

  • Special Olympics

ü  Members interested.  Linda Ladden volunteered to head and form committee for event.

  • Other suggestions

ü  Advisor Murphy suggested Girl Scout Jamboree.  More information needed as recent event past.

  • Discussed recognizing WCSU nursing student for some type of award i.e. selfless service, for assisting in a medical emergency on board aircraft.  Per Advisor Murphy she is not a member of the CSNA

 

  • NSNA Annual Northeast Leadership Conference
    • VP Taryn Van-Rensburg coordinating

ü  Requested drivers to volunteer and discussed potential meeting places and times.  Will formalize plans and notify members.

  • Free
  • http://www.nsna.org/Meetings/SummerConferences.aspx
  • Friday, August 3, 2012
  • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Goldwurm Auditorium

1425 Madison Avenue

(98th Street and Madison Avenue)

ICAHN Building First Floor

New York, New York 10029

Parking is available on East 99th Street between Madison and Park Avenues

 

9. New Business

  • Bawa Health Initiative guest speaker- per Kathy Murphy.  Bring to a CSNA meeting- amazing example of a nurse who has made great change, created more sanitary conditions with water contamination that have significantly water quality.  Also starting to make other changes to area, amazing opportunity.  Making small changes dramatically increase quality of life.

 

  • CLN Leadership day- distribute flyers; as well as Peer Recognition Award- Cash prize for applying as a group. Kathy will also use this to attempt to bring more programs to CSNA and recruit involvement through advisors and officers of the individual programs. Also have room set aside following CSNA day- potential to have NSNA member speak with us about topics we wish to discuss, recruitment and the benefits of joining NSNA as seniors.  We only need to fill out form and submit to have them join us.  Dependent upon cost and room availability.

 

  • Linda Ladden- presenting information concerning the Special Olympics- for Spring- first weekend of June- best fit for nursing students would be Healthy Athletes- Held at student center at Southern; Healthy Athletes Promotion, doing weight and BMI, helping them understand proper nutrition, no smoking, sun protection, hydration- Packet/Template handed out; Promote good health habits. Approximately 6,000 athletes attend in Spring, this is a voluntary seminar but encouraged, runs Saturday and Sunday 8-4:30 in afternoon. Linda will sit down and discuss specifics soon.

 

  • Operation Christmas Child- take old shoe boxes with types of trinkets, toiletries, candy except chocolate, based on age of children whether boy or girl, and wrap in rubber band; Can also wrap the shoe box, leave so can still open, not required.  Hand out in underdeveloped countries, give them all boxes and read passage of Christmas story.

 

  • Dr. Sally Ride Pancreatic Cancer Initiative (Fund 4191)- First female astronaut; memorial fund to donate toward pancreatic cancer research, can personally donate, or can we make donation from CSNA, huge advocate for STEM, females involved in science, technology, engineering and medicine.
  • Also, need to follow up with Penguin Plunge and Relay for Life participation and which program did most to cut checks to programs.  Last call type of post on Face Book.

 

10. Date, time and place of August meeting

  • Northwestern Community College, Wednesday the 29th from 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm

 

11. Announcements

 

12. Adjournment at 2:20 p.m. Nicole Guglielmo

 

13. Notes Submitted by:

Mellissa LaParre

Secretary of Connecticut Student Nurse’s Association

 

Approved by:

 

 

June 2012

The Connecticut Student Nurses Association

General Membership Monthly Meeting Minutes

June 26, 2012 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm NVCC E633

 

Agenda:

Co-Presidents Mollie Carbo and Nicole Guglielmo Presiding

1. Call to Order

ü  5:45 pm by Co-Presidents

2. Roll Call

ü  See attached sheet

3. Approval of Minutes

ü  Tabled for next meeting

4. Report of the Co-Presidents

  •  “Checks and Balances” Document
    • Review and vote
    • Effective Immediately if majority vote approves

ü  Motion on the floor to accept “Checks and Balances” document to be implemented into by-laws immediately. Seconded by Kevin Outlaw-Miller. All in favor: 8; All opposed: 0; Any abstained: 0; Motion carries unanimously.

  • Review of minutes from CLN meeting on June 25th, 2012

ü  Discussed potential “Interest Topics” that can be held each meeting to generate membership interest and motivation to attend general meetings. Members are interested in pursuing this.

5. Report of Treasurer

  • Unable to attend; review attached documents

ü  Kevin suggested working with bank to move majority of funds into savings account to make money via compound interest. Advisor Murphy stated amount would be minimal at best. Membership discussed the potential benefits and agreed it couldn’t hurt to look into it.

6. Committee Reports

  • Resolution Committee

ü  Still gathering information from resources. Members encouraged to research. Linda Ladden stated she has contact information and resources to provide.

7. Convention Report

  • Membership willing to form committee?
    • Suggested add an extra hour to a monthly meeting to have a speaker

ü  Discussed potential topics such as an RN specialized in an area to speak, and NSNA field visit.

  • Personally invite individual school chapters

ü  Discussed how writing a letter or calling school presidents/contacts personally may generate more interest and sense of belonging. Membership in agreement.

8. Unfinished Business

  • Meetings
    • Rotating location to accommodate

ü  Discussed rotating location and times of general meeting so evening classes and schools at the other end of the state are able to attend. Membership encouraged to speak to friends on other campuses to spread word and also make suggestions for meeting times and places.


  • Treasurer Sara Formeister would like to host the August meeting at Northwestern on Wednesday the 29th from 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm

ü  Majority of members stated that week is the first week of classes and would like to have meeting the week prior on August 22nd. BOD will contact Sara to inquire if changes are available.

  • Emailing meeting minutes to members

ü  To provide members with information that is discussed during meetings if they are unable to attend. All present agreed this is a great way to communicate.

  • CSNA Logo
    • Review submitted designs

ü  One entry submitted by Co-President Nicole Guglielmo. Membership reviewed design and suggested changes.

  • Choose final design, color, and style of CSNA t-shirt

ü  Brooke Schilke has contact information for a graphic design and apparel company who can make suggested changes to logo as well as quote prices. Will have those available next meeting.

  • School Representatives
    • Link for communication to school/local chapters

ü  Discussed obtaining contact information for each school and their NSNA chapter level BOD. Would like to have one member from each school present at each meeting to disseminate information to their school/chapter. If unable to attend would like contact information to email meeting minutes or any correspondence.

  • State Fundraising
    • Pura Vida

ü  Members discussed how or where we would sell bracelets. Not much interest.

  • T-shirts

ü  Tabled- dependant on logo.

  • Pens

ü  Tabled- dependant on logo

  • VP Taryn Van-Rensburg:“Scavenger Hunt”

ü  In need of a committee to organize event. Signup sheet passed around. Discussed activities of event. Strong membership interest. Discussed speaking with local business to donate goods/prizes for event such as: free weekend at casino or a spa day. Membership can describe benefits of company involvement that cars can have flag or magnet with company logo (free advertising). Perhaps businesses can donate food such as: Costco, BJ’s , or Stop and Shop. Advisor Murphy stated you can get a $25 gift card from S&S from each location. Taryn suggested one of the prizes can be a scholarship and encourage companies/businesses to participate by donating to scholarship fund. Membership encouraged to look into businesses in community who may be willing or interested in providing services for event. An example of an activity to complete at a stop is to have a team member in the car drink an alcoholic beverage. There are designated drivers who wear special wrist bands and will not be allowed alcohol. Co-President Nicole stated since this is a CSNA event we have to check with NSNA to review their policy on alcohol, and will look into it.

 

  • Other suggestions

 

  • Professional Enrichment
    • Mock Interviews to be held at CLN in Meriden
    • § Vote

ü  Members interested in event. Vote tabled until more information provided about dates and times. Contact person is Leo Labuagh  from the CNA, via Advisor Murphy

  • Other suggestions
  • Community/International Service
    • CSNA Relay for Life

ü  Members interested.

  • Special Olympics

ü  Members interested. Linda Ladden volunteered to head and form committee for event.

  • Other suggestions

ü  Advisor Murphy suggested Girl Scout Jamboree. More information needed as recent event past.

  • NSNA Annual Northeast Leadership Conference
    • VP Taryn Van-Rensburg coordinating

ü  Requested drivers to volunteer and discussed potential meeting places and times. Will formalize plans and notify members.

  • Free
  • http://www.nsna.org/Meetings/SummerConferences.aspx
  • Friday, August 3, 2012
  • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Goldwurm Auditorium

1425 Madison Avenue

(98th Street and Madison Avenue)

ICAHN Building First Floor

New York, New York 10029

Parking is available on East 99th Street between Madison and Park Avenues

9. New Business

ü  Discussed recognizing WCSU nursing student for some type of award i.e. selfless service, for assisting in a medical emergency on board aircraft. Per Advisor Murphy she is not a member of the CSNA.

10. Date, time and place of July meeting

ü  Next General Meeting will take place at the SCSU campus on July 24th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Co-President Mollie Carbo will be hosting and coordinating.

11. Announcements

12. Adjournment

ü  Motion to adjourn made by Kevin Outlaw-Miller; Seconded by Christine. Meeting adjourned at 7:17 pm.

 

April 24th, 2012

Minutes of the meeting held at NVCC, April 24, 2012. 17h45.

Taken by Taryn Van Rensburg.

Introductions

-          Kathleen, current pres CSNA to stay on to facilitate process for next year

-          Kathy Murphy (faculty)

-          MEETINGS ARE OPEN to all members of CSNA

-          Scheduling times for next year’s meetings-schedule to be set at May’s meeting

-          Mollie to take on webpage

-          Taryn

-          Janice, North Western

-          Rene,  Bridgeport (vice pres)

-          Jeanette, Western Connecticut (faculty)

-          Sarah, Sacred Heart – Sophmore

-          Melissa, Sacred Heart

-          Mollie, Southern

-          Nicole, NVCC – resolution to bring up later

-          Kevin, NVCC (Pres)

-          Sarah North Western (treasurer)

Overall success – recap on conference

-          Conference very successful, 10 schools got to interact at Ct caucus in Pittsburgh. Started with 3. Increased participation NB. Connecticut won ‘Winners Way” award ‘$500 award to CSNA. 5 different schools awarded with biggest increase in membership. VP of Arkansas has offered to help CT with increasing activities and membership (Sacred Heart)

-          Looking at ways to aide communication and participation in meetings, possible-conference calls, skype? Travel… go to different schools for monthly meetings and have other people represent  Issues:Find a room. Need permission for use and communicate in a timely manner to membership. Emailing notes out for updated info so everyone can be informed-to be posted on Facebook page under documents tab.

-          Benefit of website, revenue can be generated depending on how many hits. To find out websites name from Kathy. Mollie to update. Link will be sent out to group once updated.

-          Elections: Goal to have at least 4 officers (President, VP, Sec and Treas) to maintain constituency. We had lost constituency 2011-2012 with no leadership board in place. Put minutes on website and pull people in. Contributions get made to CSNA if you click on website. Want people to go back! Post everything on website! Use website!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Discussion about a T shirt for CSNA members-i.e. to ID us at conference etc.-?

  • Apparel for CSNA – Rene advised a place for tshirts. City Stitchers. Mollie to look into it. CSNA logo. Competition to design CSNA logo-then voting via web page. Viral video?

-          Presidents and Vice Presidents should be informing their students-Kathy has their contact from CLN Student Day-sends out email messages of meeting notices. Information needs to trickle down. Information about happens should improve with web site and FB page.

Resolution

-          Boost CSNA leadership. Local and state chapter can start one. To raise awareness of an issue.

-          Proposal from Nicole Guglielmo:

  • Gay people can’t donate blood. Is there EBP? Kristen Williams, resolutions committee-term expiring. Passed Nicole’s details on to next committee member, and sent Nicole details what the steps are to bring the resolution to NSNA. Can resubmit because done 5 years ago, nothing happened, but what’s next step? WHAT DO WE WANT? WHAT IS THE RESEARCH? Look at UCONN’S, why didn’t they change the FDA’S mind. Need a resolutions committee. Link that outlines how to start a resolution.

-          To form resolution committee. Nicole to send around a paper for names. Include other clubs from schools. Kevin has a contact for a lawyer, pro bono… advocates for Gay prejudice and people with HIV. Our Gay/straight alliance works in conjunction with other gay/straight alliance groups. Not every pint gets checked.  Britain, lifted ban on Gay men donating blood Sept 2011.

-          Renewing membership $30, varies by state???

-          When will we focus on resolution. Set up meetings-much of work can be done via email, with committee updates at monthly meetings. Have a year for resolution development for 2013 convention.

Elections (Nominations)

-          President – Nicole Guglielmo (NVCC) , Mollie Carbo (Southern)

-          VP – Sarah McDermott (Sacred Heart) Taryn Van Rensburgh (NVCC)

-          Secretary – Jay Buda (Gateway) Mellissa LaParre (Sacred Heart)

-          Treasurer – Sarah Forrester (Northwestern)

Alternative positions

-          Membership Director – Taryn (NVCC)

-          Bylaw, policy and resolution Director – Nicole (NVCC)

-          Break through to Nursing Director – Rene (Bridgeport)

-          Fundraising Director – Mollie (Southern)

Survey monkey

-          Candidates above

-          To put pics and bio’s up on Survey monkey

Discussion of having each school have a representative mandated to send to monthly meetings. Difficult to do with clinical, academic, work commitments. Plan-continue to communicate meetings are open to all members of CSNA-come when you can-maintain open communication, post minutes

-          Fundraising, Kathleen brought up idea of Etsy. BRING ANY AND ALL FUNDRAISING IDEAS to May meeting. Obtain product samples if possible to bring. Yankee candle. Chilli’s.

-          Resolutions committee instated. –contact Nicole Guglielmo if you would like to be a part.

-          Voting will be closing May 15th, Required to be NSNA member and when you vote you have to put in your NSNA number. Voting locked for one email address/vote.

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-          Continuity

-          First Receivers Program. Dates  .  June 26th at NVCC. The program is offered  to RN, but will be tailored to student nurse.This is a great opportunity for a student who is interviewing to discuss with a recruiter to mention that they have gone to a continuing education program for nurses.

-          Space is limited to 30 spots, first come first serve. CT league for Nursing will run for registration for us. Kathy will send out blast email when registration is open. Nominal registration price will include lunch and coffee included in the morning. 9am to 4pm. Certificate of ATTENDANCE will be rewarded to Student Nurses. RN will be awarded certificate for CONTACT HOURS.

-          Pharm Made Easy, expensive so therefore need a bigger venue and so many students would like to attend. People need to go back to their school and find if venue with writing surfaces (desks or tables) is available

  • Questions to ask :
    • How many people does the room seat?
    • How do you reserve the room?
    • Is there a cost? –Often there is a lower or no cost if the space is utilized for a student function
    • TESTIMONIALS for this program to communicate with all schools is essential to fill the room and help everyone manage pharm.

-          Mini state convention-if the location is large this program could lend itself to a mini convention-having vendors, individual schools selling t-shirts etc.? LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! as

-          CPR program… Mollie? In conjunction with CSNA. Sacred Heart to put on CPR class on website. Sarah to be in contact with Mollie.

-          Doing something fun in August. New officers to meet up and get things rolling.

-          Collection of medical supplies, sponsor a student to go to Tanzania. Idea to donate to them. Problem is getting it there. Is this something we should pursue? CARE and Save the Children. Look into other methods. Other organizations.  Wait for Jay to give us more information.

-          Best Buddies. Mollie. To put on community service portion of website.

-          Relay for life. Northwestern, Sacred Heart, NVCC, Southern (Friday) participating.  Challenge, end of may whoever had the highest percentage of members participating will get $100 from CSNA donated to their Relay.

-          CNA contacted us and wanted us to see if we can work in conjunction with one another. Think of ideas for what they can do for us. Resume review? Or mock interview? CNA headquarters in Meriden. Getting there as far as logistics, no specifics but in the pipeline. Kathy is working with CNA president Leo Lebell-as more information is available it will be shared.

-          lsm4556@awol.com Lois Marshall a presenter at NSNA convention, she offered that you can mail your resume to her and she can give you feedback

-          Rene knows of someone, Kathy thought of having her come here to a meeting  for a mini session on writing resumes– Rene will send contact info to Kathy to see about attending a future meeting.

-          Need address from Janice for the check won from Penguin Plunge to send to Spec. Olympics-so Sarah can write/send.

Future plans and ideas? Questions, comments, concerns interest from the board?

-          Ideas for activities? Kevin, banning of smoking on school campuses. Has to be brought up to local legislators. Petition from schools needed. Has a letter from a graduating class for Respiratory. Sacred Heart just passed their law. Consequences, public safety and RA’s give fines. There are designated spots to smoke.  Policy of CSNA? As future health care professionals we’re worried about second hand smoke. TAKE A PLEDGE – ALL SCHOOLS AND PUT ON WEBSITE.

Next meeting

-          May 29, Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 17h30 to 19h30. Ice Cream social????

-          Place to be announced-members are checking potential sites on their campuses.

January 23rd, 2012

●     Continued discussion for a Pharmacology Made Easy event. Sacred Heart has April 21st  and 28th available. Capital Community will look into their room for the first week in May, Other schools are encouraged to look into available space on these dates for the next meeting.

○     Follow up-how many seats in the facility and if there is a writing space available for each seat

○     Is there a cost for using the facility?

○     Is there parking available?

●     CNSNA will donate 100 dollars to the school who has the highest percentage participation (members:participants) in a Polar Plunge challenge event this year-fundraiser for the Special Olympics.

○     The funds will be donated to the plunge of the winning school’s choice.

○     Begin challenges and locations of Polar Plunges on CSNA’s Facebook page

○     Discussion of doing a similar challenge, donation with Relay for Life if chapters are interested. To be discussed at next meeting

●     It was proposed to sponsor Tanzania Nursing Student.

○     A donation of $300.00 will fund the education for a nursing student in Tanzania.

○     Program has been supported by Gateway in the past.

○     Unless challenged, at the next meeting the donation will be made.

●     Discussed an ANA Emergency Preparedness Program available to the NSNA. It is a 1 day program available to 30 people. More info to be discussed at the next meeting.

●     It was propose to update the Facebook page regularly with pictures of schools NSNA events to show that things are happening in the group

○     Show the good work that each chapter is doing

○     Share ideas for fundraising

○     Share ideas of community service

○     Join CSNA’s Facebook page if you haven’t already

●     A drive was proposed to collect used nursing equipment from nursing students to donate.

○     Possible donation to the Tanzania education group

●     Schools were asked if anyone would be attending national conference.

○     Please let Kathy know if you are attending.

○     It is planned there will be a CSNA meeting at National Conference Thursday or Friday evening.

Time and place TBA availability in Pittsburg

Next Meeting Thursday 2/23/12 at 5pm in room 633 of the Ekstrom building.